roturier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French roturier.

Noun[edit]

roturier (plural roturiers)

  1. A commoner, a plebeian, a person of low rank
    • 1945, Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy:
      He cannot forgive Socrates for his humble origin; he calls him a "roturier," and accuses him of corrupting the noble Athenian youth with a democratic moral bias.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From roture +‎ -ier. Compare Medieval Latin rupturārius.

Adjective[edit]

roturier (feminine singular roturière, masculine plural roturiers, feminine plural roturières)

  1. common (not noble)

Noun[edit]

roturier m (plural roturiers, feminine roturière)

  1. commoner

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